HEAT BY DEGREES (a semi erotic poem)
Feathered shivering fingertips
give way to erotic heat by degrees,
the hot-cool beat of lovers in cadence.
If, when on this journey of perplexing events
one learns about love's secret itinerary,
it would be wise to remember,
passion invites, the possession of which
varies in heat by degrees.
and with most individuals save a few,
like a drug, it subdues withdrawal pains
for just a short time.
When the caresses have begun to mellow,
trysts, in heat by degrees, again start to ascend
stealthfully lurking, to buoyant rising from
places deep in the corrugated shadows
of man's frenetic mind.
Infused, and fired with singular intention,
heat by degrees unabashedly exposes
greater levels of agitation and rushes forth
unrestrained by any rational reasoning.
Ah, but when basted by the tested
and proven love of blended familiar flavors,
the savoring of remembered exotic delights,
becomes richer and more pleasing and
the heat by degrees flames evenly
and ever so slightly down, waiting for love
to be served at just the right temperature.